Thursday, September 1, 2016

Is Gary Johnson’s debate bid doomed? - POLITICO

    Yes, of course it is.....The networks and the media have the Debate Commission to relieve them of reporting on third party candidates, even ones with viability like Gary Johnson.
     The two party duopoly wants a binary choice, period. They system would rather force a choice between two reviled candidates than allow other legitimate choices who have ballot status and significant support.
    So again. If  you get called by a pollster, tell them Johnson, just to mess with the system.
Is Gary Johnson’s debate bid doomed? - POLITICO

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh quit your belly achin'. There are only two parties that have over 40 million registered voters each. Liberian has fewer than half a million people registered in it. The nominee is therefore not worthy of serious consideration. If you want your guy to be one of the two choices, then have him take over one of the two major parties, like the commies did to the Democrat party.

Anonymous said...

Jeff you are tilting at windmills. This country has always had a two party system and that is just the way it is. It has helped make us the great country we are. For all your complaints about this 'binary system' the country has seemed to flourish and prosper with it for the past couple of hundred years or so, wouldn't you say? Why change now. We could be like France and have 5 or 6 parties to choose from. Would you want to swap? So this year is a stinker. In four years, I'm sure our choices will be better, Faux News willing. You are not seeing the big picture.

Anonymous said...

8:28, if you weren't so stupid your opinions would matter more. There is no such thing as the Liberian party. Please, get the GED. And 8:35, I do understand your point. But the two party system has failed us completely this time around. What is wrong with another choice? We have a political unknown, demonized by a biased, dishonest, in the bag media. On the other side we have a criminal Skank. If elected, not one word out of any orifice will be credible. Not one word. It will be like listening to the golf course hero explain away every corrupt move, every bribe, every lie. I'm not saying he isn't up to it. And surely the Skank has no equal in that talent. But this time, above all other campaigns, a third party should be an option for us.

Anonymous said...

Ross Perot and John Anderson disagree.

Besides, the previous posters are too ignorant to understand that Johnson's candidacy isn't about winning an election as much as advancing an agenda. Reminding Americans, especially Republicans, to focus on a smaller, simpler government and maintaining personal freedoms.

Anonymous said...

Get real Jeff. Johnson could never be doomed because he never had a chance...

Anonymous said...

10:20 Why the personal attacks? Must be because you have no explanation for why the libertarian party, with its laughable half a million members, should have their candidate on stage with the two major party members.

All the smart people agree with limited govenrment, but only a true idiot like yourself, would agree with a govenrment so limited that we don't enforce borders, as Johnson and his supporters do.

And rest assured, I already obtained my GED (over a year prior to my HS diploma). The university I graduated from insisted I obtain it prior to enrolling me into their early admissions program. But the quesiton on everyone's mind is: did you obtain your GED prior to taking your civil service test and donning your guard uniform?

Anonymous said...

Abe Lincoln was a third-party candidate. He switched from the Whig Party to the newly-formed Republican Party in 1854 after 20 years with the former. He beat Democrat Stephen A. Douglas, John C. Breckinridge of the Southern Democrats, and John Bell of the Constitutional Union Party in 1860.

Our two-party system is NOT the way it's been "for the past couple hundred years," 8:35pm. This "binary system" is a post World War 2 phenomenon. The two major parties have consolidated power and influence to the point where we just accept the fact we have a liar and a lunatic to choose from, and we just accept it.

There IS another viable choice that the media will downplay. His name is Gary Johnson. He has support from voters in both parties. He's not going to take votes away from one or the other... He will take away from BOTH.

We need to stop this two-sided argument and look outside the loony bin for our next President.

Anonymous said...

You just proved my point 12:27. It has either been the Democrats and the Whigs, or the Democrats and the Republicans(which initially were mostly Whigs). Always a two party system. Sure there have been oddball third and fourth parties over the years,(Know-Nothings, Dixiecrats, etc), but none has ever amounted to anything. I don't recall Presidents Anderson or Perot. And when TR ran third party, what happened?? He lost.

Anonymous said...

Excellent post 12:27. Refreshing to see a comment from an intelligent, knowledgeable individual. As opposed the Skankboy puke.

Anonymous said...

8:35, I take it all back. You are brilliant. You symbolize all that is right with our school systems. I'm proud of you. I just have one question. If you already had your GED, why would you go after a HS Diploma? And clearly, writing skill and focused thought are not necessary for either. That second paragraph is a study in wandering brain waves. But again, you are brilliant.

Anonymous said...

5:20 Your apology is accepted. No need to verbally remind me of my relative brilliance. As long as we have people like you as a comparison, it will be impossible to forget.

Keep in mind, as I am sure you could attest, a "D" is a passing grade, be it in writing skills and focused thought, or in your case...basic logic. Regarding your question, I did not say I "[went] after a HS Diploma". It was merely a byproduct that was awarded and that I had earned.

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

I'm not so sure the country is ready again for "open borders, free-wheeling, let it all hang out mentality" in our society that the Libertarians offer ... bringing back the 60's ain't a good answer.